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Dadipoor S, Alavi A, zarei F, Safari-Moradabadi A. Mental health of infertile women in Bandar Abbas. jpm. 2016; 3 (2) :20-28
URL: http://jpm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-186-en.html
1- Mother and Child Welfare Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Introduction: A key personal and social problem affecting couples' life (particularly women) and their familial functioning is infertility. It can also cause mental stress and disorders. The present research aimed to investigate the mental health of infertile women in Bandar Abbas City. Methods: This was conducted on 100 infertile women in Bandar Abbas who were selected based on simple random sampling method. The data gathering instrument was the 28-item General Health Questionnaire. The data were later analyzed using one-way ANOVA as well as independent sample t-test. Significance level was P<0/05. Results: A significant negative correlation was found between the duration of infertilityr and physical indications, social malfunctioning, depression, and total general health subscales. Similarly, income and occupation were significantly correlated with depression and social functioning. Conclusion: According to the findings, duration of infertility, education, income, occupation, and background diseases can affect infertile women's mental health and can intensify social and mental aspects of infertility. Key words: Infertility, Mental Health, Infertile Women
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/05/7 | Accepted: 2017/05/7 | Published: 2017/05/7

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